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Data protection and data sharing in the context of transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation : case study of the EU-US SWIFT agreement

Hanbuch, P.S. (2018) Data protection and data sharing in the context of transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation : case study of the EU-US SWIFT agreement.

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Abstract:Data-sharing agreements in the context of the transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation have been attracting increased interest by academic scholars. This accounts for the fact that these agreements build the intersection of thematic areas surrounding the protection of personal data and the fight against terrorism both of which are of great interest in the wake of the digital age and an increasingly globalized world. Moreover, the legal framework with regards to the protection of personal data is constantly evolving and; therefore, makes it necessary to continuously study transatlantic data-sharing agreement and their consistency with existing law. This study aims to address this need by conducting a case study of the EU-US SWIFT Agreement which enables the transfer of personal financial messaging data from EU territory to the US for the purposes of fighting terrorism and its financing. Taking into account the different data protection standards within the EU and the US legal frameworks, as well as the consistency and applicability of the newly introduced EU secondary data protection legislation with the SWIFT Agreement, this study argues that the protection of EU citizen’s personal data in the context of the EU-US SWIFT Agreement is not in accordance with EU data protection standards.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 86 law, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75480
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